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Percussion Ensemble Concert

| New England Conservatory: Jordan Hall

Tonight's concert by the NEC Percussion Ensemble features a world premiere of Kati Agocs's Concerto for Violin and Percussion Orchestra and Lior Navok's Signals.

Frank Epstein, former Boston Symphony Orchestra percussionist, Chair of Brass and Percussion at NEC, and Director of the NEC Percussion Ensemble, has long been an ardent champion of new music. With the NEC Percussion Ensemble, he has commissioned and given first performances of many new works, helping building a 21st century repertory for that instrumental grouping. Percussion Ensemble concerts, then, are a rich and varied mix of styles, colors, and textures.

This concert features NEC's Electronic Class (Mario Dicuitiis, instructor) and Hand Drumming Class (Mikail Rinqquest, instructor).

Program

  1. Concerto for Violin and Percussion Orchestra

    Composer: Kati Agócs

    Artists: Nicholas Kitchen

  2. Bonham

    Composer: Christopher Rouse

  3. Signals

    Composer: Lior Navok

  4. Small

    Composer: Joan Tower

  5. DNA

    Composer: Joan Tower

    Artists: Alexander Garde

  6. DNA

    Composer: Joan Tower

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